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Nijel Amos is a Botswanan middle-distance runner who competes in the 800 meters. He won silver at the 2012 Summer Olympics, which was Botswana’s first-ever Olympic medal.
Nijel Carlos Amilfitano Amos was born on March 15, 1994(age 27 years) in Marobela village in the North-Eastern part of Botswana. He went to Nyamambisi Primary School in Marobela, Shangano Community Junior Secondary School (2007 to 2009) in Nshakashongwe, and Tutume McConnell Community College (2010 to 2011).
At the 2011 African Junior Athletics Championships, Amos ran a Botswana Junior Record time of 1:47.28. Further improving on his record, Amos finished fifth in the 800 meters at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics.
In 2012 Amos improved his National Senior Record to 1:43.11 during a race in Mannheim. He became champion at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics, finishing in a new championship record of 1:43.79. In the 2012 Summer Olympics, Amos won a silver medal in the men’s 800 m race, the first Olympic medal for his country. His time of 1:41.73 established a new World Junior Record behind the new World Record set by David Rudisha and is tied with Sebastian Coe for the third-fastest individual ever.
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Nijel Amos returned to form in 2014 after an injury-filled 2013 season. At the 2014 Prefontaine Classic, Amos set a meet record and world-leading time of 1:43.63. At the Herculis IAAF Diamond League, he again set a meet record and world-leading mark of 1:42.45.
Beating Rudisha for the 2nd time on the season, his performance was the fastest 800m race since the men’s 800 m race. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Amos won the 800-meter gold medal in 1:45.18. In the tactical affair, Amos maneuvered out of a box to pass World Record holder David Rudisha in the last 50 meters.
At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Amos competed in the 800 m and the 4×400 relay. He finished 7th in his heat for the 800 m and did not qualify for the semifinals. The Botswana 4 × 400 m relay team finished 5th in the finals. Amos was the flag bearer for Botswana during the Parade of Nations.
He finished 5th in the 800m at the 2017 World Athletics Championships. Amos ran a 1:42.14 in the summer of 2018 at the Monaco Diamond League meet, taking first place. It was his best race in the 800 m since his silver medal effort in the 2012 Olympics.
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At 2019’s Monaco Diamond League, Amos ran 1:41.89, hitting 600 m at 1:15.22.
Nijel Amos is currently a father with two beautiful daughters, Zoey is the elders.
Nijel Amos net worth
How much is Nijel Amos worth? Nijel Amos net worth is estimated at around $500,000 as of 2021. His main source of income is from his Atletic Career. However, At the 2020 Summer Olympics, Amos competed in the 800 m, finishing first in his heat. In the semifinal he collided with Isaiah Jewett, resulting in them both falling to the ground. Amos was later reinstated into the final on appeal.